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Uwe Timm

Biography

Uwe Timm was born in 1940 in Hamburg. When his father returned from the war, his father opened a fur business. Timm did an apprenticeship as a furrier and then took over the family business when his father died. When the business went bankrupt, Timm went to Brunswick College and then to Munich where he studied German and Philosophy at the Ludwig-Maximilians University and wrote his thesis on Albert Camus. After spending some time at the Sorbonne, he became involved in left-wing politics in Munich, later joining the German Communist Party. He has worked for many years as a writer, producing a succession of well-received novels, stories and children’s books.

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Bibliography

1971 Widersprüche (poetry and an essay)
1974 Heißer Sommer (novel)
1977 Wolfenbütteler Straße 53 (novel)
1978 Morenga (Morenga) (novel)
1980 Kerbels Flucht (novel)
1981 Die Zugmaus (children’s)
1983 Die Piratenamse (children’s)
1984 Der Mann auf dem Hochrad (children’s)
1986 Der Schlangenbaum (The Snake Tree) (novel)
1989 Rennschwein Rudi Rüssel (children’s)
1989 Vogel, friss die Feige nicht (travel)
1991 Kopfjäger. Bericht aus dem Innern des Landes (Headhunter) (novel)
1993 Erzählen und kein Ende. Versuche zu einer Ästhetik des Alltags (philosophy)
1993 Die Entdeckung der Currywurst (The Invention of Curried Sausage) (novella)
1995 Der Schatz auf Pagensand (young adult)
1996 Johannisnacht (Midsummer Night) (novel)
1999 Nicht morgen, nicht gestern (stories)
2001 Rot [Red] (novel)
2003 Am Beispiel meines Bruder (In My Brother’s Shadow: A Life and Death in the SS) (story)
2005 Der Freund und der Fremde (story)
2005 Uwe Timm Lesebuch: die Stimme beim Schreiben (story)
2008 Halbschatten (novel)
2009 Von Anfang und Ende. Über die Lesbarkeit der Welt (literature)
2010 Am Beispiel eines Lebens (autobiography)
2011 Freitisch (novella)
2013 Vogelweide (novel)
2015 Montaignes Turm (essays)